Get ready to see the planets align in Australian skies this June
Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will all be visible for most of the month of June.
The best time to see all five aligned will be at around 6am each morning.
From 9–27 June, the Moon will also pass near each of these planets, making each easier to see at different times.
Lock in these dates for the best chance to get a good look at each planet:
- Saturn (9 June)
- Jupiter (22 June)
- Mars (23 June)
- Venus (26 June)
- Mercury (27 June).
And if we’re lucky and the sky conditions are just right, we might even be able to see Uranus on 25 June when the crescent Moon will appear very close to the planet.
Grab a pair of binoculars and look for a distinctly green-coloured dot just to the right of the Moon.